Legends, painted chapels, medieval villages, Royal road, history & beauty
Take a day off the beaten tracks and go back in a time of beauty and legends.
One of my favorite place in France!
The valleys of the Bevera and the Roya come to light; with their unique religious heritage which hold masterpieces of the European art, their villages frozen in time since the Middle age, a salt road which became "royal" when it turned out to be the greatest accomplishment of the 18th century, their roads forgotten by the visitors and nevertheless so beautiful, their breathtaking panoramas, and so much more.
It is the journey to which we invite you, from Sospel and its famous medieval pay toll bridge to the splendid town of Tende on the Italian border, passing by the hidden jewel which is La Brigue and Saorge the "French Tibet", Notre-Dame-des-Fontaines "the Sixtine chapel of the Alps" (see video).
A timeless day, far from everything, to find the echoing voices of our ancestors… which turn out to be yours as well.
Departure available from Nice; from Menton or from Monaco
Drive by th highway up to Menton
Mountain road passing hill top villages
Guided tour of Sospel, with its splendid baroque square
Scenic drive through olive gardens and the Col de Brouis
Panorama stop over Breil
Guided tour of Saorge, the village attached to the mountain
Optional visit of the Franciscan monastry
Drive through the Roya valley
Guided tour of the picturesque medieval village of La Brigue
Drive by the vallon de la Madone with a stop by a bridge of the Middle ages
Visit of Notre-Dame-des-fontaines, Sixtine chapel of the Alps (see video)
Drive by the splendid purple canyon
Picture stop in front of Tende on the border with Italy
Drive back through the Roya valley passing Breil and Liguria (Italy)
Tour available from Nice, Menton and Monaco
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel/residence in Nice, Monaco or Menton
For other cities please contact me.
End location: Drop off at your hotel/residence in Nice, Monaco or Menton.
Duration: 10 hours
Depending of the number of people in your group.
Transportation in a premium 8 seater minivan (7 passengers) with individual A/C 3 rows, leather seats, panoramic roof, electric doors, free wifi, microphone, cooler with complimentary drinks.
a spacious 9 seater minivan (8 passengers) with individual A/C 3 rows, microphone, free wifi, cooler with complimentary drinks.
I only use top of the line vehicles (2017 and 2018 models)
Full insurance coverage.
My services as Licensed Tour Guide and professional driver
The Premium minivan:
- Up to 7 passengers, 2017 model, leather seats, A/C 3 zones, electric doors, panoramic roof...
- For 8 passengers, 2018 model, A/C 3 zones.
Inclusive services: Cooler with refreshments, free Wifi, maps...
Full insurance coverage
The entrance fee to Notre-Dame-des-Fontaines chapel.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euros - A regular lunch in France will go from 20 to 40 euros
The lunch and any items or purchases of a personal nature are not included.
Possibility to organize a typical french pic-nic (20 euros per person) on demand, please ask me in advance.
Being National Licensed Tour Guide & lecturer I have NO restriction of any sort.
Check the "Guide Requirements for France" before choosing a tour in France.
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Michel's knowledge of the tour area was interesting and informative. He was prompt and very accommodating if we wanted to stay a little longer in a certain spot. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Michel and would highly recommend him to anyone!!!